Ichiro's Malt

1988, Vintage Single Malt

ABV 56%
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Brand: Ichiro's Malt
Expression: 1988, Vintage Single Malt
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 56%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 56
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Packed full of intense, bright aromas: vanilla pod, lemon zest, white chocolate. There's a strange exoticism like Tibetan salt chocolate and a whiff of black olive tapenade. The light smoke adds another touch to the pattern of aromas.
Palate: Good breadth of character and intensity with a light smokiness. Water needs to be added.
Finish: Tarry rope. Great length.
Comment: Another which typifies the Japanese style of light pure whiskies with amazing precision.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Marine and phenolic. Seawashed pebbles. Creosote whiff. Sweet cereals. Crème caramel.
Palate: Definitely a mariner. Smoked fish and some oiliness. Tangy spicy feel. Black pepper.
Finish: Dry, smoky. Slightly sooty. Hint of tar.
Comment: A pungent character. Warm phenolic and uncompromising but hiding a pleasant cereal sweetness. The alcoholic strength is somewhat burning though. Water helps but does not cut all the sharp edges.
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